Principal's Corner

Mrs. Morriss - We are Safe, Respectful Learners and Leaders.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

    Morriss Family

Welcome to Oakwood Elementary!  Oakwood Elementary is a wonderful school community.  As a staff, we hold ourselves to high expectations.  Relationships are our number one priority, without positive relationships, learning will not take place.  

Prior to my administrative career at Oakwood, I taught kindergarten, first grade and second grade from 1999-2012.  In 2012, I came to Oakwood and have had to pleasure to lead here since.  

My husband, Steve, and I are Hannibal Pirates at heart.  We both are proud HHS graduates.  After high school, I went on to HLGU to receive my Bachelor's degree, a Masters degree from Lindenwood University and a Specialist degree from William Woods.  Steve is a quality engineer at General Mills.  We have five children.  Our oldest, Amanda, and her husband, Rob, live in Austin, Texas area with my precious grandson, Oliver.  Our son Eric, is attending Missouri State University to study business. Our other children, Alexis, Connor and Brooklynn, all attend Hannibal Public Schools.

As you can imagine, there isn't a lot of spare time!!!  But, we love spending time together making memories as a family.  Both my at home family and my Oakwood family are my pride and joy.  

I hope that you will find our website to be helpful when you are searching for information.  Please enjoy photos on Facebook as well.

Have a great year,
Mrs. Denise Morriss

You never know when you're making a memory!
-Rickie Lee Jones

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